The Oyo state government under the leadership of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, had on Tuesday announced a new development after renaming some roads and institutions after some societal echelons in partial recognition of their contributions to the state.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, said this in a statement that the decision was in recognition of the individuals’ contributions to the development of the state, career and humanity.
REACTIONS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
This action by Ajimobi naming a street after himself clearly confirmed how myopic our so called leaders behave. It's a narrow minded person that blows his trumpet by himself. It's totally uncalled for as it's childish. He included other notable people as a covered up for himself.
— Olu Fash (@fash_olu) May 15, 2019
Lies, Ajimobi trying to use these names to stylishly immortalise himself by naming roads and some institutions after himself. And we’ve been calling these people leaders? Self centred people in leadership across Nigeria. This country needs a total revamp.
— Tunde, Idowu-Taylor (@Tayloraflame) May 15, 2019
Many Oyo populace didn't know that the State Govt. has a Psychiatric Hospital until Governor Abiola Ajimobi named it after himself. pic.twitter.com/YOgW9YljaR
— Samsudeen Mobolaji Popoola ?? (@Mr_SamPo) May 15, 2019
On Ajimobi losing his senatorial election because he doesn't know how to talk…
He's the longest serving governor in Oyo state, first to get relected for 2 consecutive terms. Lam Adesina, Bola Ige and Alao Akala all couldn't; but he doesn't know how to talk?
— Timi Okoya (@timiokoya) May 15, 2019
Where is dignity exhibited by proud men of valor, 2 deny an adversary by not eating his dinner to disdain power? It's not only foolish, but unfortunate that these spineless, corrupt obas can honour Governor Ajimobi, who evoked a harmful power 2 ridicule the Yoruba oba institution
— kayode kaka (@KayodeKy) May 15, 2019
Among the beneficiaries are former governors Lam Adesina (now late), Rashidi Ladoja, Adebayo Alao-Akala and the incumbent, Abiola Ajimobi.
Also on the list were Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, among others.
Arulogun said that the Challenge–Efunsetan road would now be known as Lam Adesina road, Elebu road now officially Alao-Akala Way, Monatan–Olodo road now Rashidi Ladoja road, while Idi-Ape-Bashorun Akobo road is now Abiola Ajimobi way.
He said that Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road would now be known as Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III road and Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji road.
The commissioner said that Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi–Takie–Palace-Ogbomoso Grammar School road would now be known as Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade road.
Arulogun listed others as Ijokodo–Apete road now Ambassador Olu Sanu road; Onireke-Agbarigo road now Onikepo Akande road and Festac road at Mokola now Adebayo Faleti road.
He said that Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora would now be known as Lam Adesina College of Agriculture and Technology, while Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa is now Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa.
The commissioner said that Maternal & Peadiatric Centre, Olodo, Ibadan would now be known as Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediaitric Centre, while the newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre in Ogbomoso is now Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre.
He said that the flyover constructed at Mokola in Ibadan by the present administration would now be known as Transformation Flyover.
Arulogun stressed that the process for the amendment of the enabling laws for the institutions would commence immediately.
He said that the governor would from Wednesday inaugurate some completed projects, among which were Oba Akinbiyi Model School and Dualization of Challenge Roundabout-Efunsetan Roundabout (Phase II).
Also on the list are Rehabilitated/Constructed 3.6km Ijokodo-Apete road with Associated Bridge Works, Zonal Mediation Centre in Ogbomoso and Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediaitric Centre, Olodo, Ibadan.
Others are the Archive Management and Record Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Raw Materials Display Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Islamic Model School, Mini Water Scheme, Iganna and Ogunpa Market.
Source: PM News